Stephanie Italia Ricci is a Canadian actress mostly known for
playing "Emily Rhodes" in Designated Survivor.
Ricci made her major acting debut in 2007, in the American Pie
direct-to-video film, Beta House. She then went on to have a
recurring role on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone. Ricci also
appeared in the music video "Hate" by Plain White T's as the
During 2009, Ricci began appearing in American productions with
minor roles in How I Met Your Mother, House and Greek. During that
same year she had a recurring role in the Comedy Central series
Secret Girlfriend as Sasha. In 2010, she co-starred in the Cartoon
Network live-action series Unnatural History as Maggie Winnock. She
also appeared in a Clean & Clear commercial as herself. In 2011, she
appeared in the short film Valediction.
In 2013, Ricci appeared in a small role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's
directorial debut film Don Jon. Also in 2013, she was cast in the
lead role of April Carver in the ABC Family series Chasing Life. The
series premiered in 2014. On October 2, 2015, ABC Family canceled
Chasing Life after two seasons.
Ricci joined the cast of Supergirl in December 2015 as Siobhan
Smythe (aka "Silver Banshee") – the character transforms from Kara's
rival and CatCo mean girl to full-on villain. "I think they do a
really good job with telling that story in a way that keeps her
honest and doesn’t paint her as a one-dimensional villain," Ricci
says of her character. "You can see that there is still a good
person somewhere in there; it's just she's choosing to put her away
for now." Ricci is no stranger to the DC universe. Her husband
Robbie Amell played Firestorm on The Flash in season one, and
Robbie's cousin, Stephen Amell, is Oliver Queen on Arrow.
Since September 2016, Ricci has starred as Emily Rhodes in the ABC
political drama Designated Survivor.